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General Italy Pandemic Public Health

In the midst of COVID-19 an Italian lawmaker delivers a passionate speech

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Italy Pandemic Public Health

Italian Leader Slams ‘False COVID-19 Numbers

Italian Leader Slams ‘False COVID-19 Numbers: 25K Did Not Die, it’s a way to Impose a Dictatorship’.
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General History Pandemic Roman Empire

The Antonine Plague

A bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus.
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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was the last famous Stoic philosopher of antiquity. During the last 14 years of his life he faced one of the worst plagues in European history. The Antonine Plague, named after him, was probably caused by a strain of the smallpox virus. It’s estimated to have killed up to 5 million people, possibly including Marcus himself.
From AD166 to around AD180, repeated outbreaks occurred throughout the known world. Roman historians describe the legions being devastated, and entire towns and villages being depopulated and going to ruin. Rome itself was particularly badly affected, carts leaving the city each day piled high with dead bodies.

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Coronavirus General Natural Disasters Pandemic United States

The Toilet Paper Mistery – SOLVED

As Americans were ordered to stay home and bathroom visits shifted away from work and school, the demand for toilet paper skyrocketed as people stocked their homes.


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Toilet Paper Shortage
An empty toilet paper aisle in Bloomington, Indiana. Across the country, stores have placed limits on how much toilet paper a customer can buy. © Jeremy Hogan/Barcroft Media/Getty Images



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General Health Pandemic Public Health

The untold origin story of the N95 mask

Plague mask
Copper engraving of Dr. Schnabel, a plague doctor in 17th century Rome. [Image: Wiki Commons]

The most important design object of our time was more than a century in the making. Click here to learn more…

For better protection, use parchment paper instead of a paper towel, as this Italian pharmacist explain.




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